All you need to know about the carnival of football, Copa America
The top club football leagues in Europe may be finishing for the summer but some of the best footballers in the world – including Messi, Neymar, and Cavani – are getting ready for the Copa America. The tournament is designed to find the best nation in South America and this year Brazil is hosting what promises to be a carnival of football.
With 26 games in just over three weeks, there will be plenty of opportunities to place bets on the tournament – as well as on individual matches.
The competition has been running since 1916 and was originally called the South American Championship. Since its rebranding in 1975, the Copa America has seen some of the finest footballers in history represent their countries in an attempt to win the trophy.
Uruguay is the most successful country in the tournament’s history with 15 titles but has only won on one occasion since 1995. Brazil has been dominant since the late 1990s but the last two Copa America’s have been won by Chile.
Only two of the countries in South America have never won a Copa America – Ecuador and Venezuela – and it would seem as if they are likely to be outsiders for the title this time around too.
As ever, Brazil and Argentina are considered to be favourites to win this year’s Copa America – but Colombia, Uruguay, and Chile will all feel that they have a chance of lifting the trophy as well. There are sure to be some shocks along the way so get ready for some top class football.
With so much talent on display, the Copa America promises to be full of excitement and the colour and noise of the fans is just a part of the celebration as the football on the pitch.
Brazil is the host of the 2019 Copa America and will be hoping that the likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, and Thiago Silva can lead their side to glory in front of their own fans.
The ten South American nations will be joined by two invited countries – Japan and Qatar – to make up the three Copa America groups, with eight sides progressing to the knock-out stage. The top two in each group automatically qualify for the quarter-final stage – and they will be joined by the best two of the third-placed teams.
The Copa America fixtures begin on Friday 14th June when Brazil faces Bolivia – and the final takes place in the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday 7th of July.
There will be plenty of options to place bets including player bets with markets such as the highest goal scorer – so there should be more than enough to choose from when it comes to making your selections on the Copa America 2019.
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As with any continental competition, the games will be tense and passionate affairs and football fans are sure to be in for a real treat.